Informal Finance Documents

30.04.2017 | S. Chitedze, R. Bist, C. Statham et al. | The SEEP Network

This handbook serves as a tool for FSPs in the design and delivery of financial services to SGs. The handbook is comprised of three sections: • Section 1 describes the market segment, who the customers are and what services they want. • Section 2...

30.11.2016 | Technoserve | Technoserve

Cross-border remittances originating from South Africa are of particular importance on the international stage. Nearly $2 billon is sent every year from South Africa to Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, making it the largest...

31.10.2016 | E. Amissah, A.Gyeke-Dako | IGC

This study adds to the recent strand of studies by using firm level data on Ghana to examine financing options and how that can impact firm growth. The authors extend the literature by looking at only informal firms that are essential to the growth...

30.06.2016 | DAI | FSDT, Bank of Tanzania

This report presents the findings of an informal financial groups (IFG) assessment in Tanzania aimed at gaining deeper insights into their evolution, nature, characteristics, management and operational features.

31.07.2014 | H. Ngalawa | ECONRSA

Although informal finance forms a large part of their financial sector, nearly all low income countries exclude informal transactions in official monetary data. Usually, informal finance data are non-existent and occasionally, they are available...

07.07.2014 | Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) | Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)

This AFI case study presents the community savings and credit cooperatives known as Umurenge SACCOs. The SACCOs have attracted over 1.6 million customers, and these along with other MFIs currently serve almost the same number of the entire banking...

30.04.2014 | Genesis Analytics | FinMark Trust

This report presents the findings of a study aimed at better understanding the role and use of co-operative financial institutions (CFIs) as viable alternatives to the commercial banking sector for accessing financial services for lower income...

31.03.2014 | S. Johnson | FSD Kenya

This study sets out to investigate the nature of and reasons for interpersonal financial transactions. This question arose from the Financial Landscapes research project funded by FSD Kenya, which highlighted the fact that Mobile Money Transfer...

28.02.2014 | S. Farazi | The World Bank

This paper documents the use of finance and financing patterns of informal firms, highlights differences between use of finance by formal and informal firms, and identifies the most significant characteristics of informal firms that are associated...

31.08.2013 | Cenfri | Cenfri

This focus note highlights the policy and regulatory implications of a larger study on informality in the funeral service provider industry in South Africa.

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